In honor of graduation season, CNBC Make It spoke exclusively to some of the nation's top business leaders and personal finance gurus, career coaches, bestselling authors, CEOs, self-made millionaires and billionaires and Wharton's No. 1 professor. For the next few weeks, we'll be rolling out the speeches or bits of advice that they are most excited to share with the Class of 2017, using the hashtag #MakeItNewGrads.
As the month-long celebration of graduation ceremonies comes to a close in the next few days, Sarah Kate Ellis, CEO of media-monitoring organization GLAAD, offers her advice for 20-somethings about to start their careers: Never be scared to make your voice heard.
That's fitting for the head of an organization whose mission is to ensure LGBTQ individuals are treated fairly by the media.